Too Caring

Most everyone has head of co-dependence whether they actually know what it means or not.  Thank you, Intervention.  It seems so much like caring for the other person.  They have such troubles and can’t seem to get out of them, everyone needs support sometimes and so it’s necessary to help them through this time and the next and whatever they need in the future, and there are plenty of reasons why they aren’t grateful, don’t respond appropriately, and get a pass on bad behavior. …Details

Find Your Own Rhythm

You have goals, you have dreams, you know what you want your life to look like someday, but is it even possible to get there from here?  Someday isn’t now and there’s just so much that has to get done.  You’ve got priorities and responsibilities and so many people depend on you…Besides, this is what life is supposed to be like right?…Details

I’ll Meditate About That

There’s a common perception out there that somehow we are spiritual beings trapped in bodies striving to get home again.  This means that the more we strive to get out of the bodies, the better off we are.  It also values spiritual matters over physical ones as if these are somehow separate and that there is some magical “out there” to which they need to be further attuned.…Details

The Shyness of Self

Sometimes there are aspects of ourselves that have a very quiet voice.  It doesn’t matter if we’re an extrovert, if we’ve lived a spiritual life for over 40 years, if we’ve “found” ourselves or been walking our path.  There are parts of us that whisper, that need quiet, that wait until things are still to peek out and see if it’s not too scary to come out. …Details

Craft Your Life

Life is what happens while you’re making plans.  We’re taught to plan things before we execute, think ahead, work smarter not harder, that way we can get from here to there, achieve our dreams somewhat in the same way a classical army would “take that hill!”  I tend to visualize this as an architect carefully plotting out the entire structure, adjusting for ground water, trying to project how people will use the structure, making sure to accommodate all the local laws and restrictions, factoring in the budget, detailing what materials to be used, all of which culminates in a set of blue prints to be followed in making a building.…Details

Happily Ever After

…is a phrase that ends children’s stories.  No need to worry about what comes next.  The good guys get rewarded, the bad guys are either gone or have learned their lessons, and all is right with the world.  No more work, no more struggle, no more heavy lifting, just bliss and happiness and playtime forever. …Details

Looks Good On Paper

Ever had an exchange with someone over email or text where you completely misunderstood what was meant?  What is on paper loses something in translation and emoji and emoticons can’t quite make up for the emotional content which makes the intent and possibly the whole meaning mysterious and up to interpretation. …Details